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Multimedia Learning Best for Dyslexics But How to Introduce Audio? [Premium]

“To optimize learning, it is more efficient to provide children with dyslexia with extra audio.”
In a recent multimedia learning test of 11 year olds and typically-reading peers, dyslexic students were found to learn most efficiently if they were provided with text + audio or audio only, rather than text-only. How often is this […]

[PREMIUM] Resources for Auditory Processing and ELLS

Pronunciation errors are often a clue that the sounds for certain words aren’t being processed accurately. Middle sounds and certain blends may be especially challenging to hear. Students who don’t hear the sounds correctly are less likely to be accurately filing different sounds associated with words, leading to inaccurate reading aloud and problematic spelling. Many […]
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Sight Words / Tricky Words [Premium]

Sight words are words that must be memorized by sight, rather than being sounded out phonetically. Sight words are important to learn because once children are able to read the most common 100 sight words, they can read up to 50% of most children’s literature. Mastery of the top 300 words, gives students access […]

A Home Run Hit with Humorous Poetry [Premium]

Education Prof Benita Bruster was invited to work with five 4th grade boys identified as struggling readers.

When she asked them to suggest a favorite poet, the response was not unexpected “Poetry is dumb”, “Girls like poetry”, etc.

When she asked about a favorite musician, she got a rousing response – but then she countered with, […]

Could it be GRAMMAR?

Hidden grammar difficulties can be common reason why older students with dyslexia hit a plateau with reading, writing, and even testing. The problem is so subtle at times that many difficulties may be missed for years if not for their entire academic careers.

One of the reasons that the problem is difficult to detect is […]

COMICS AND DYSLEXIA: A Curious Connection…

“The first book I ever read was a comic book…”

“Comics were my lifeline…”

“The way I got through college, was comics…”

 

What is it about comics? So many kids and adults over the years have told us how important comics are to their reading. In fact, they have so much of importance to say, that we’ll […]

Screen Children with Reading Problems for Hearing Difficulties

Children with dyslexia should be screened for hearing problems, says a UK researcher, after her research team found that 1 in 4 students had significant hearing problems that were not suspected by parents. Their study also found that 1 in 3 children with a hearing problem had problems with reading and writing.

Said Dr. Helen […]

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